Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
We are enjoying every minute of our time with our new little family member. We are already having a hard time remembering what life ever felt like without him.
We love him so much and...he's perfect.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It was everything I was hoping it would be and more. She has become quite independent which is so fun to watch, but also hurts my heart a little more than I would like to admit. She has changed so much in the past year and now I know what they mean when they say, they grow up right before your eyes. After Ava went to bed last night, Josh and I looked at pictures from last Halloween, comparing them to this year and we hardly recognized our little girl, she has grown up so much! I guess this is part of being a parent, and I probably ought to get used to it. Dangit.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
This is Ava saying our family prayer a month or so ago. Sadly, she lost motivation around the end because she has the best way of saying "Jesus". She says it in a really deep voice and it sounds like she is speaking spanish because she pronounces it "hey-soos". We love the way she folds her arms for a prayer. Look for it after Josh says, " Heavenly Father". Ignore the hiccups, she gets them all the time. This girl is keeping us going lately and loves to get a laugh out of us, and she is pretty dang good at it.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
She received some great gifts including, a shopping cart with food, a Betty Crocker kitchen set complete with apron, oven mit, spoon, etc., a cute red chair, some moolah, a baby doll, a couple of books, a dress, and a mommy kit containing everything she could need to take care of her new baby.
Her favorite present was her new kitchen!
We ended up leaving early because it was so dang hot, and prego wasn't handling it very well. The perfect solution was to head over to the Cromar's 4th of July Celebration. We enjoyed the pool again this year and had an awesome barbecue, it is seriously the best...looking forward to next year!
We were a little bummed because last year we had the perfect view from the Cromar's party for the fireworks at Eagle Island, but this year they didn't do it. So we were daring and headed downtown to let Ava experience the downtown fireworks for the first time. We did a few sparklers, courtesy of the Grantham's...and got in trouble, courtesy of the security! They let us off easy and I think it was worth it because Ava held her very first sparkler that night.
Friday, July 24, 2009
On Wednesday, we found out that we are having a baby boy! It was an exciting day! We were so anxious as we waited to find out if everything looked okay and to find out if it was a boy a girl. Then we were so relieved to hear that everything looked perfect, and surprised as we heard "It looks like a boy...here's the 'part'." We were immediately excited, but also a little sad as we realized it wasn't a girl...not because we weren't excited we were having a boy, but because once we learned it was a boy, it couldn't be a girl and we had been entertaining both possibilities all along. Does that make any sense?
We have a name in mind, but we still aren't set, so we will keep it to ourselves right now. We have a lot of decisions to make, room changes, decorating a nursery, buying lots of boy stuff, etc. It is an exciting time!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is a fit she was throwing because I wouldn't let her play with my cell phone. She is really good at calling people, and lets just say that my service plan does not include international phone calls.
And if you are not quite functioning at full capacity today and still didn't figure it out, let me spell it out for you...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Well, this video is already a little outdated...she is figuring this walking thing out faster than I can video it. She no longer has to pull herself up using things like the coffee table or the window seal. She is doing it from the middle of the floor...She walks 95% of the time now, she looks a little drunk while doing it, but she is doing it. The crawling days are over and I am a little sad. I can't believe how much more trouble is available to her at her new eye level! TROUBLE! I can't complain though, she has worked so hard to get here and she is loving it. Way to go Ava!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
...and because I am going through some kind of a blogger's block and I can't think of anything interesting or not so interesting to blog about, I have chose a few random thoughts that have been consuming my mind lately.
Thanks for tuning in...ENJOY!
We been dealing with a cold for a week and just got the verdict from the doctor this morning...
Antibiotic...check! Hopefully we are on the mend.
She's not napping and I am going CRAZY!
But that's pretty boring, so let's move on...
I put ava's hair in pigtails about a month ago. I couldn't decide if I liked them or not. Her hair is so curly that you could barely tell they were in pigtails. However, looking back at these pictures, I am thinking they were pretty cute and might try again soon.
She looked so grown up!
Next bit of randomness...
This is Josh's older brother, Jason, and his wife, Callie. We sure do like them. They came up a while ago to visit and we took some pictures of them for their adoption portfolio. They have been trying to have a baby for a long time and finally made the decision to adopt.
This is Josh posing with Jason to show Callie where he wanted her to be for the next picture.
I thought it was so cute.
This is how their picture turned out...